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Board of Directors

Anne Stausboll, Ceres Co-Chair

Anne Stausboll, Ceres Co-Chair

CEO, CalPERS

Anne Stausboll became Chief Executive Officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) in January 2009. She is the eighth CEO and first woman to head the Fund. Ms. Stausboll oversees 2,300 employees, a $332 million budget, and programs that include investments, health and retirement benefits administration. She served as CalPERS Chief Operating Investment Officer from 2004-2008. Ms. Stausboll serves as co-chair of the Ceres Board and was a member of the working group that drafted the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. She served on the group’s Governing Board from 2006 – 2009.

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Norman L. Dean, Ceres Co-Chair

Norman L. Dean, Ceres Co-Chair

Executive Director, TopTen USA

Norman L. Dean is Executive Director and President of TopTen USA, a nonprofit organization devoted to dramatically increasing the energy efficiency of a broad range of consumer products. Prior to joining TopTen USA, Mr. Dean held numerous leadership positions and has expertise in energy and energy efficiency.

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Alisa Gravitz, Treasurer

Alisa Gravitz, Treasurer

Executive Director, Green America

Ms. Gravitz is a leading expert on how families and businesses can "go green," saving money and resources. She is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She authored Green America's acclaimed Guide to Social Investing, with over a million copies in print and the popular Guide to Community Investing. The 1% in Community Campaign, a joint program of Green America and the Social Investment Forum, has moved over $2 billion into community investments from social investment portfolios.

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Marcia Bateson, Chair of President's Council

Marcia Bateson, Chair of President's Council

Co-Founder, Davis Bateson Group, LLC

Marcia has close to three decades of experience in strategic, managerial and leadership roles for corporations, not for profits, financial divisions and financial services organizations. A hands-on problem solver, she has a demonstrated ability to align and integrate disparate groups within organizations, and to develop and implement doable, creative, financially viable solutions.

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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Comptroller, New York State

DiNapoli, New York’s chief fiscal officer, is responsible for auditing the operations of all State agencies and local governments, managing the State’s pension fund, overseeing the New York State and Local Retirement System, reviewing the State and New York City budgets, approving State contracts, and administering the State’s payroll and central accounting system. DiNapoli is sole trustee for the $132.8 billion State pension fund, one of the largest institutional investors in the world.

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Jack Ehnes

Jack Ehnes

CEO, CalSTRS

Mr. Ehnes provides leadership for the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), the second largest public pension fund in the nation, which serves more than 850,000 members and benefit recipients with an operating budget of approximately $163 million and 900 employees. CalSTRS administers retirement, disability and survivor benefits for California's public school educators in grades kindergarten through community college.

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Michel Gelobter

Michel Gelobter

Founder and Chairman, Cooler, Inc.

Michel Gelobter is one of the country’s leading sustainability and climate strategists, having worked for more than 25 years in business, policy, research, and advocacy on energy, environmental, and social policy. He is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Cooler, a for-profit social venture whose mission is to connect every consumer purchase to a solution for global warming, and Chief Green Officer at Hara, the fastest growing provider of environmental and energy management solutions.

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Dr. Julie Gorte

Dr. Julie Gorte

Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Pax World Management Corp.

She oversees environmental, social, and governance-related research on prospective and current investments as well as Pax’s shareholder advocacy and work on public policy advocacy. Dr. Gorte serves on the boards of Ceres, the Center for a New American Dream, the Endangered Species Coalition, GRI Focal Point USA and the Pinchot Institute, and she chairs the board of the Sustainable Investments Institute. She serves as the co-chair of the Asset Management Working Group of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiatives, and is on the steering committee for UNEP’s workstream on biodiversity. Dr. Gorte served as a member of the Adaptation and Response Working Group of the Maryland Climate Commission.

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Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta

Director of Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Mr. Gupta is NRDC’s representative on Mayor Bloomberg’s Sustainability Advisory Board and Energy Policy Task Force. He also serves on Governor David Paterson’s Renewable Energy Task Force, the MTA Commission on Sustainability and the Kansas Energy and Environmental Policy Advisory Group. He received the US Green Building Council’s 2007 Leadership Award for Advocacy, the Environmental Steward Award from Solar One in 2006, the Environmental Professional of the Year Award from the Association of Energy Engineers in 2003, and the Environmental Advocates’ 2001 Advocate Award for leadership in support of clean air and energy.

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Douglas Husid

Douglas Husid

Co-Managing Director, Goulston & Storrs

Mr. Husid has practiced law in both the public and private sectors, and has far-ranging expertise in real estate development, large project permitting, statutory, regulatory and financing issues in the transportation field, and legislation. He has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America" by the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession for three years in a row and Chambers USA named Husid one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers.”

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Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

President, Ceres & Director, INCR

Mindy S. Lubber is President of Ceres, the leading coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to build sustainability into the capital markets and address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. She also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of more than 90 investors representing approximately $10 trillion in assets that coordinates U.S. investor responses to the financial risks and opportunities of climate change.

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Denise L. Nappier

Denise L. Nappier

State Treasurer of Connecticut

As Connecticut’s chief elected financial officer, Nappier oversees $50 billion in state funds, including the $26 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, one of the nation’s top performing state pension funds. Treasurer Nappier is one of the nation's leading institutional investors working for corporate reform on issues including executive compensation, conflicts of interest in accounting practices, independence and diversity of board members, and disclosure of financial risks of climate change. She proposed and co-chaired the Institutional Investor Summit on Climate Risk, held at the United Nations in 2003, 2005 and 2008.

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Carl Pope

Carl Pope

Principal, Inside Straight Strategies

Carl Pope became Chairman of the Sierra Club in 2010, after serving for more than seventeen years as Executive Director. A veteran leader in the environmental movement, Mr. Pope has been with the Sierra Club for more than thirty years. In that time he has also served as Associate Conservation Director, Political Director, and Conservation Director.

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Janet Ranganathan

Janet Ranganathan

Vice President for Science and Research, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Janet Ranganathan is the Vice President for Science and Research at World Resources Institute (WRI). She oversees and takes a lead role in the planning, quality control, and evaluation of WRI’s research and publications. She mentors research staff, manages effective peer review processes, and oversees mechanisms for project and program evaluation.

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Peter Rosenblum

Peter Rosenblum

Chair of the Business Department and Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

Peter Rosenblum is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP. Peter Rosenblum counsels a broad range of clients in diverse industries concerning business and regulatory matters, financing strategies and structuring of corporate transactions. He is actively involved in the Foley-Hoag’s corporate and corporate finance practices, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and other public and private offerings of securities. He also provides comprehensive representation to companies in technology, energy, life sciences, investment management, consulting and other industries concerning corporate governance, financings, management compensation and succession and liquidity events.

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Tedd Saunders

Tedd Saunders

CSO, The Saunders Hotel Group & President, Ecological Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Saunders is often credited with pioneering luxury urban ecotourism worldwide. Since 1989, he’s been recognized for creating some of the most innovative sustainability models in travel and tourism industry. In 1992 Mr. Saunders formed EcoLogical Solutions, which has advised The White House, HRH The Prince of Wales’ Business Leaders Forum, Harvard University, Taj Hotels of India, Choice Hotels International and properties around the globe. Under his leadership, Saunders Hotel Group has earned many prestigious awards including a Presidential Gold Medal, Energy Star Partner of The Year honors and British Airways’ Tourism For Tomorrow Prize.

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Barney Schauble

Barney Schauble

Managing Principal, Nephila Capital

Mr. Schauble joined Nephila in 2004 as a Managing Principal. Nephilia offers a broad range of products focusing on weather and reinsurance risk, including insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, insurance swaps, and weather derivatives. Mr. Schauble’s primary responsibilities include investor relations, strategic and business development projects.

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Damon A. Silvers

Damon A. Silvers

Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

Damon A. Silvers is the Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO. Mr. Silvers also was appointed jointly by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as Deputy Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, and is a member of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee. Mr. Silvers is also a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group and Investor Advisory Group.

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Adele Smith Simmons

Adele Smith Simmons

Senior Executive, Metropolis Strategies

Adele Simmons is a senior executive at Metropolis Strategies where she focuses on environmental and sustainability issues, and provided leadership for the 2009 Burnham Plan Centennial. She was co-chair of the Task Force that developed a Climate Action Plan for the city of Chicago, and is a member of the Green Ribbon Committee that is helping to implement the Plan. She served as a co-chair of the Council on Global Affairs study group on Chicago’s global future.

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Bill Somplatsky-Jarman

Bill Somplatsky-Jarman

Associate for MRTI and Environmental Ministries, Presbyterian Church (USA)

Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman is the Coordinator for Social Witness Ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and staffs the church’s Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI). The MRTI Committee implements the church’s social investment policies for its over $7.5 billion of assets managed by its Foundation and Board of Pensions. He has coordinated dozens of corporate dialogues, spoken at many shareholder meetings, and authored several articles and study guides on corporate responsibility and environmental issues.

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Scott M. Stringer

Scott M. Stringer

New York City Comptroller

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has spent his public service career fighting for New York’s middle class, strengthening the City’s fiscal health and championing good government. The New York Times described Mr. Stringer as a public servant “committed to the principles of good government” and “a strong voice for civil rights and marriage equality, a defender of immigrants and the poor.”

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